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Eremo Le Celle

Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 603362
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Full-Day Private Tour to Arezzo and Cortona from Siena
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Localita Cappuccini 1, 52044, Cortona, Italy
+39 0575 603362
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Reviewed 1 week ago

On our last day in Tuscany, we chose to visit LeCelle. What a moving experience it was! The chapel, the grounds, the bridge, St. Francis' cell -- all left an indelible impression on us. Don't miss it - the perfect contrast to bustling Cortona.

Thank Joann M
Reviewed 12 August 2017 via mobile

I'm not a religious person, but this is a place to visit. Impressive to see the small cell used by Franciscus. It is also a nice walk from Cortona (4.5km) with some beautiful views of the valley. Don't take the Sp34 main road, but a...More

1  Thank Peter E
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Le Celle is a monastery started by St Francis d'Assisi in 13th century. It's a short drive from the main town of Cortona so well worth a detour

1  Thank PduFou
Reviewed 6 August 2017

We took the car from Cortona, you could walk but it can be very hot. We have seldom felt such peace and calm, I am not a very religious person but there is an atmosphere here that is very special. I recommend it for a...More

Thank Neil W
Reviewed 26 July 2017 via mobile

This is such an iconic place that stays with you - the serenity, the impressive location and sheer impossibility of such a large and old set of building in such a remote and impossible-to-build place is incredible.

1  Thank Larzjg
Reviewed 22 July 2017

This is an incredible place. The monastery is built into the hill and surrounded by a beautiful forest and rock waterfall. An ideal place to take a quiet, contemplative walk.

1  Thank Thomas W
Reviewed 17 July 2017

I've spent 2 summer vacations in Cortona & made time during my last trip to Le Celle. It's quite a special place easily accessible by car. I don't recommend walking unless you're looking for a workout. Once you arrive, parking is easy and the "cells"...More

1  Thank iso1972
Reviewed 6 July 2017

We were the only non-residents on the morning we visited. We walked through the public areas and had a nice dose of nature on one of the trails in the adjacent forest.

Thank Angie R
Reviewed 30 June 2017

We walked from our holiday rental,around thirty minutes guided by Emily on bio volunteering,she was lovely,we climbed up hill using the same path as St Fransis.We were absolutely knackerd when we reached the monastery,but what a sight,well worth the hike,amazing place,if you get the chance...More

1  Thank stevemacAshbourne
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

A nice easy walk with little climbing. The celle itself is really picturesque and there's a few little churches that you can go into. If you've time and want a peaceful walk out of Cortona town one morning I would recommend this. It's about an...More

Thank Wandering M
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Barb A
19 February 2017|
Response from MCS303318 | Reviewed this property |
Hello, I was travelling and did not see your question. We were there in the morning, I suggest you go to the website.
Gary B
10 September 2015|
Response from weekdaysweekends |
You can walk to the north of the town, go out the wall and follow Strada Provinciale 34 - but please keep an eye of coming and going cars. The road will come to split at a point after about 15-20 minutes, then you follow... More